May 31st, 2012
May 30th, 2012
All Photos © Matthew Brandt, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Above: Mary’s Lake, MT 6, 2012.
Lakes, Trees and Honeybees is an exhibition of new photographs and prints by Matthew Brandt from his series Lakes and Reservoirs, Trees, and Honeybees. Matthew Brandt creates his prints using physical elements from the subject itself. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West – especially its correlation to the methods of printing and making images during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century – the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes, including handmade papermaking and gum-bichromate. Whether soaking prints in water from the subject lake, or printing on paper that the artist made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment that the artist created from the subject (charcoal from the trees, gum-bichromate emulsion of honeybees), Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed. The exhibition is on view at Yossi Milo Gallery until July 20, 2012.
In December 2011, Forbes named Matthew Brandt one of tomorrow’s “brightest stars” in the article 30 Under 30: Art & Design. Brandt’s work is included in the collections of the Armand Hammer Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was born in California in 1982, and received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from UCLA. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
-Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery
May 29th, 2012
All photos © Emiliano Granado.
Commercial and editorial photographer Emiliano Granado had been shooting several fun, family-focused travel assignments for Budget Travel. When he and a writer were brainstorming ideas for the next assignment, Granado suggested a cruise. He had never been on one, but was interested in it as a photographic experiment. Granado says, “From the beginning, I knew I would photograph this cruise two ways—for the magazine, and for myself, turning it into a personal project. After 5 days on the boat and 60 or 70 rolls of 220, I was on the shuttle bus from the boat to the terminal and the first thing out of my mouth was, ‘Thank God that’s over.’” Granado blogged about the lessons he learned from photographing this story.
May 28th, 2012
All photos © Ansel Adams Collection Center for Creative Photography,The University of Arizona. 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
On June 9th, the Peabody Essex Museum unveils Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge, an exhibition of more than 100 of the artist’s images of water in all its forms: seascapes, beaches, bays, tide pools, lakes, clouds and waterfalls. The exhibition combines famous images with lesser known works to provide a fresh perspective on Adams’s celebrated career. It will be on display through October 8, 2012, and will then travel to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK.
Above: Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960
May 25th, 2012
© Jemal Countess/Redux
A mourner, believed to be Air Force Reserve Captain Teresa Dutcher, lies at the grave of Corporal Michael Avery Pursel at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. She visited the cemetery at the conclusion of the “Flags In” event on May 24, 2012. ”Flags In” is a 40-year a tradition conducted just before Memorial Day weekend by the 3rd U.S. Infantry, the Army’s ceremonial unit. Every available 3rd U.S. Infantry soldier participates, placing a small American flag before each of the cemetery’s 260,000 grave markers over a three-hour period.
© Just Loomis
Photographers Mark Arbeit, George Holz and Just Loomis first met Helmut Newton in 1979 while students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. All three became Newton’s assistants during the peak of his career. Afterwards, as they pursued careers of their own, they kept in touch and shared their personal work with both Newton and his wife and long-time collaborator, June Newton. She has conceived of a tribute exhibition showcasing his influence on their “three boys.” She explains: “Each had a unique relationship with Helmut. They’ve become his offspring – each with his own voice. It was a special time in their lives, and I was the witness.”
The exhibit consists of each photographer’s individual work, as well as several vitrines of memorabilia, consisting of snapshots, handwritten notes, journal pages, contact sheets, and other souvenirs. Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton Opens at the Williamson Galler yon Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m.